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watch my step. so you know, but, like anybody could get injured for anything. you know, but like my face is burned. if anything. i am trying, for example. if i try to stop doing what i am doing. they know my face. i don't bang no more. go get them. i don't want to get injured. whatever. so it's my fault. i have to deal with it. but i feel like, i will go gangster again. i am cautious about everything now.
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[applause]. >> and it's my honor and privilege to introduce my boss. this will be a very meaningful workshop. >> terisa. thank you patty. people say talk is cheap and events like ours invoke a lot of talk. be worried because today, talk
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anything but cheap. the bill coming due and writing off the next generation is not one we can afford to pay. let's make today a day we squeeze the value from walking. when we leave today, we must walk the talk. our dynamic panel that will get engaged on this topic for today's topic. guns and violence, what's working, what's not. first we have mrs. smith.
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she's's senior advisor to mayor gavin newsom. david onick. malik senfero. director of bay view safe haven. children youth and families. cheryl davis. momagic. last but not least, we have jenay. >> we have tyre and then we
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have cheryl. john. i have a question for you. i hear there's a summer school safety plan that started in may 2007. >> they were 4 partners that collaborates on looking at summer school sites. the 4 were the mtap with muni, the youth services with san francisco police department and the security guards through the san francisco unified school district and d.c. yf.
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we rolled out responsibilities and it was within the scope of work we were doing and to form what that looked like. they are going to be the primary lead but have support of m tap to deal with interventions outside the perimeter the school. and the police department was a supportive roll if it escalated. previous to this, there had been incidences almost riots at different schools. lots of arrests and last year there were minimal, if none. >> this was last summer? this was the first time you had this in place. >> what did you do?
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were the teams on the campuses when school let out? >> yes. there were level assignments where there were reps from those 4 entities. they checked in and talked about what that particular day brought. >> that's going to happen again this summer. >> i want a concrete example where this worked where you went in and diffused. concrete example. >> at burton last year, in the first week of summer school. there was a gun related altercation. they took the conflicting individuals away and ended up through their case management relocating 2 of the folks that were in this conflict.
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transfer them to is a. after that first week. it died down. >> when you stations at all schools? >> i think there were thee sites where there wasn't the full collaboration. but this year, we have fewer sites. so we're going to be at every site >> why do we have fewer sites this year? >> this was a decision by the school district? >> do we have fewer resources. >> we expect there will be similar or hopefully, some of the same success. but it was about coordinating.
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>> basically having folks on site is a good thing and seems to have worked last summer >> i will like to ask you, if you can elaborate on what plans are in place this year to make it success. >> last year, there was a wave of violence. we tend to see an up tick. the mayor created a program. we have reconvened this year and started meeting in february to coordinate all the city's violence preventioning.
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we are circling around to conveners in the hot spot neighborhoods to ensure these are coordinated. we have activities on going through the summer in the hot spot neighborhoods. so this year, we are focuses on the summer safe passages that john is leading with the sfpd. we are coordinating sports and recreation and reviving the basketball which started out of mlca. which has signed up 5 hundred kids to reconnect them to baseball. this is a collaborative efforts from the giants and black aces.
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it's being held throughout the city. we are connected with pop warner here in san francisco that do football and cheerleading. we will be having alive and free. it's going to kind of be like i hate sara marshall. how many folks so that? it was all over. anywhere you saw it, you saw it. we have to create a culture where we won't accept that. >> you have listed a lot of things going on. where are we going to look to see when its going to start? where can we look to see this is going to start here. we can hold us accountable.
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>> certainly, so our intention is we are developing a summer resource guide. we will be giving to the community conveners and community builders. and with the san francisco housing authority. these will be saturated. it will be on the msclb website. can you call 211, which is houses all the summer resources. >> it's at the printer. >> when can we expect it to be
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out? >> in the next few weeks >> can you give us one start date. let's say one particular activity that all of us his or her can look to that has a definite start date? >>on june 21st, the mayor will be hosting an alive and free event. we think we will be able to bring rizza from the wutan clan. particularly gun violence to hear from the youth voice but to create a safe environment to have a good time. we don't have many opportunities for them to do that. that's one of the particular
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things. another thing. we are hosting 7 events at public housing sites and partnership called unity evented. there are mobile services on site that people can connect to. let's engage a couple of our youth. jenay. what do you think it's going to take to have a safe summer >> you should get into a lot of programs. or get a job. i have a lot of job offers. i have 6. if you keep yourself involved
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then you won't be involved in gangs. people get in trouble not doing anything. if you keep yourself occupied. then you won't be able. are you going to fight this girl. no , i got to go to work. if you keep yourself involved in amount of activities you don't have time to get into bad stuff. >> jenay. >> have you 6 job offers. >> i just got one today >> tyree. >> i keep my focus on the studio. we have a program in the summer
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at the cultural center from 9 to 3:50 p.m.. 9 to 5 now. it's your momma's schedule. it's all positive or drama. like we do rapping. make beats. produce. that's about about it though. >> cheryl, do you have anything to add >> >> it's going to take the kids to stop the violence >> how do we do that? >> people need to step up and tell their friends. >> voices of the future. >> hall luia. >> john, i am going to pick on you again.
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crn. why don't you tell us about that. it's the positive things we've doing. i am going to follow up. how we can expand what happen you're doing and who you are going to need to help you move forward to stop the violence. >> the crn is community response network. it comes from many years of experience in the mission district. the crn took a turn to not have the responsibility on one agency or program. the idea is to pool together youth-serving agencies that target the at risk kids and collectively work together through a neighborhood.
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the 3 components is crisis response. but also ranging all the way to supporting familying during a homicide and working along side the crisis prevention team. one of the other components is care management component. advocating and day to day service. could be truancy court related advocacy. what their case management needs. and lastly, is the street level out reach. which is essentially, depending on the neighborhoods. canvassing hot spots. approaching youth on whatever corner block they hang out. try to link individuals with
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resources. get them information on what is out there. either try to refer them into our case management or try to listen them into a job fair or something they could go to a one-shot approach. >> it's interesting. crn canvases the hot spot neighborhoods to hopefully targeting issues. can you give us an example how you went into a hot spot neighborhood and how they worked and how we can expand that. >> first there are activities.
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there /sr-f already been identified 10 or 15 youth. we are going to take you to a warriors game. for a president of time. we are going to be with and you let you be kids. so there's some of the preplanned work that happens. some of the other activities within this general out reach has been intervening on gangville. there was one time on one of the friday night out reach. there was a group of 10 men in the mission district 24th and mission. there was about 20 guys that were going to jump these 10. we were able to mediate.
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we were able with the van that we do the canvases able to take the 10 men out and nothing erupted into violence. >> how often does this happen? how do you decide today is the day? >> is this predictable? >> we are in the western edition. there's a mission crn and then an asian pacific crn. there will be one in the sunny va le. they do an assessment of the out reach they need to target. what i mentioned was a mission related incident.
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some of the out reach that has taken place in the bay view western edition is working with those. there's out reach calendars. we produce as individual neighborhood based. >> crn program that needs to be expanded? is it? do you think, anybody does it? >> we have a hand over there. >> i am pretty sure, there's still people on the streets. obviously, you haven't done enough to focus on everybody. everybody isn't off the streets. where my mother lives. they started a program and everybody got involved in it. we have a garden. they have jobs. you got $100 a week. they got people off the street and every summer we do i
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basketball tournament. everybody likes sports. >> tyrer. who here. why can't we have more programs? jenay. >> you got it. you go girl. >> some people don't go to these programs. i am in up. i tell all my friends, you don't have to sing. you don't have to rap, and for leadership. we go out in the community and talk to people. instead of talking on the phone to me. why don't you go out in the community and talk to someone
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that matters. even if they don't come, a lot of my friends don't want me to come. i say, are you going to the up meeting. you have to pressure people to go to these programs. even if you put them out there. it doesn't mean they are going to go. >> let's ask some of the adults. who can respond? >> malik. >> first, i want to say thank you for being here. and this is actually just a sin from the creative. not a sin, but a send. i want to say, it's very
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important we allow our youth to be creative. the most important part of our community in which we lack. it's robotic state of mind. you get involved in what the tv tells you to do. our school lack creative skills and families lack creative skills. no one is able to community on that emotional level. we lack emotion because we lack creativity. everybody involved in a children's life to parlay that. >> how are we to do that?
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>> the cb o 's, these people that want to do the work. they have the heart. but they need a change. i know for myself. we all have a reason we need to get paid. but the major thing is, when you come to a community that is lacks so much, poor on so many levels. from all of those levels, you have to have a sense of creativity. at safe haven, i try to have every level of creativity. not even wants to sing or rap or play basketball. some people want to write books. these are different things we have to offer them.
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we have to keep move anything pushing this idea of creativity into their minds >> before we go on to another topic. how can we expand it. >> i will intervene. i will talk about what we need to be to be more effective. on average, san francisco spends $60 million on violence prevention. this is not the youth development that deal with young people. i am talking about after somebody has been touched by the system. we are spending $60 million. per capita, san francisco
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spends more than any other city. if you look across the way. on average oak land. we've got a lot of programs that are engaged in important work. also at the city levels, our efforts are fragmented. to expand the collaboration is to really mandate the coordination. to make sure the community builders and community interveners. to make sure we are doing it in
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a coordinated manner. we have to be more strategic. we also have to have some shared outcomes. who do we expect from the young individuals. is that a mandate this. so we can be more effective. and we're also partnering with the community. and other financial constitutions and our intentions are to consolidate so we have priorities how to spend that pot of money. >> we are talking about
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squeezing every bit of value out of $60 million. that's a lot of money. i saw your hand up >> i just want to go back. the crn. it's a collaborative network. that's part of the success you have seen. the coordination. the crn is in a program of its own. the young lady mentioned up. brother's against guns. we have taken affixed and looked at those partners. try to coordinate and communicate a little better. >> cheryl. >> i just want to piggyback to something the youth said.
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